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Stella Maris College

Stella Maris College

 Beginning in a small one-storey building in Santhome, Mylapore with 32 students, the College moved to its present campus "The Cloisters" on Cathedral Road in 1960. Today the College has an enrollment of 4,872 students from diverse backgrounds, communities and nations.

The College is a Catholic minority institution established and run by the Society of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), a religious congregation founded by Blessed Mary of the Passion (Helene de Chappotin) in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu in 1877. The initiatives of the College arise from a sound philosophy of life based on faith in God and the contemporary reality of a pluralistic Indian society that is challenged by global ideologies and cultures.
The College is committed to serving the economically and socially marginalised sections of society and provides university education in a Christian atmosphere for students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. Admission is open to all, irrespective of caste and creed, and their rights of conscience are respected. In keeping with its mission, the College promotes inclusive practices in the implementation of its academic programmes, taking into account learning differences and the special needs of the differently-abled. In seeking to mould women of character who will be self-reliant and work towards social transformation, the College has established an educational road map that provides a framework for quality education and stimuli for lifetime learning. 


Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Why Join:

Since its inception, Stella Maris has been in the forefront in the field of higher education and has constantly endeavoured to make its programmes of study more relevant, innovative and student-centred. In this context, we can proudly say that Stella Maris is the only institution of higher education in the state to offer a professional, four year undergraduate degree programme in Visual Arts.

In addition to core and optional courses, all the academic programmes offered by the college include both interdisciplinary and skill based courses. At the postgraduate level the curriculum includes internships, projects and dissertation, thus enhancing the competence and employability of students.
The College offers students a wide range of opportunities to encourage and foster creativity and leadership skills through various extra and co-curricular programmes, ranging from games to community service and service-learning. Educational parameters are enhanced through partnerships and collaborations with research institutions and other institutions of higher education, which help both faculty and students to expand their knowledge and skills through exposure to national and global perspectives.
At the same time, the College continually strives to increase sensitivity to social and environmental issues. The social awareness and outreach programmes which are an integral part of the curriculum are oriented towards serving the community in a variety of ways by bringing education, as well as entrepreneurial skill-training to youth and women, so that they are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills to become self-sufficient. By integrating such experiential learning into the academic programme, students develop a sense of social justice and responsibility and are encouraged to regard service to others as a way of life.


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University of Madras

Campus Selection:

 In the last academic year 60% of our students who registered for campus recruitment were placed in various companies.

Some of the companies that recruited our students are Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernt & Young, World Bank, Wipro  Cognizant Technology Solutions, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sutherland, Zoho, Zifo RnD, Verizon ,  Google, TNQ, Scientific Publishing, Velammal Schools and NTrust etc.


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